The Perak Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCCI) celebrated its 111-year milestone with a grand dinner on the auspicious date of Thursday, November 1 (2018-11-01) at Kinta Riverfront Hotel.
The guest of honour for the evening, which coincided with the 11th anniversary of its youth committee, was Nga Kor Ming, Deputy Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat.
Performances galore, the lively affair was attended by members of the Perak Malay Chamber of Commerce, Perak Indian Chamber of Commerce and Chinese chamber of commerce from various states.
“In response to the call by the government to support the Tabung Harapan Malaysia, our honorary life president, Dato’ Lim Kok Cheong and his Yee Lee Group came forward to donate a sum of RM1 million. Our calls to our members for contributions received a resounding response with a total sum of RM2.7 million collected and a mock cheque was presented to the Menteri Besar,” Dato’ Liew Sew Yee, President of PCCCI explained.
“PCCCI initiated a dialogue with shop owners and tenants along Jalan Theatre and Jalan Mustapha Al-Bakri in the vicinity of Octagon Complex together with members of parliament, state assemblymen and city councillors. Then, an Octagon Cultural Street Task Force was set up to look into transforming the shops along the two streets into cultural and tourism-related business streets,” Dato’ Liew shared.
“The government recently presented the 11th Malaysia Plan Mid-Term Review, which highlighted the need to enhance skills and increase automation as a means to improve productivity. Combined with a credible and transparent government, these policies will certainly boost investor confidence and drive the economy,” Tan Sri Datuk Ter Leong Yap, President of the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia stated.
Present were Dato’ Seri Ir Mohammad Nizar B Jamaluddin, the Executive Councillor for Investment, Industrial and Corridor Development; Howard Lee Chuan How, the Executive Councillor for Youth and Sports Development; Tan Kar Hing, Executive Councillor for Tourism, Arts and Culture; Wong May Ing, the Executive Councillor for Women and Family Development, Character Development and Social Welfare; Dato’ Gan Tack Kong, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers Perak Chairman and Dato’ Lim Si Boon, Branch Chairman of Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry.